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Current Group Members

At any given time, our group includes some combination of faculty, postdocs, PhD students,  Master's students, post-baccalaureate researchers, undergraduate students, and high school interns working on problem at the forefront of terrestrial and planetary radio glaciology. This includes researchers and students for whom our group is their primary academic home, vistors from other institustions, and Stanford graduate students that are doing a rotation or second project with our group.

Faculty

Dustin Schroeder (dustin.m.schroeder@stanford.edu)

Assistant Professor of Geophysics and (by courtesy) of Electrical Engineering

  • PhD, Geophysics, University of Texas
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Bucknell University
  • BA, Physics, Bucknell University
  • Radar Sounder Data Analysis, Geophysical Glaciology, Planetary Radar Science, Radar System Development

Postdoctoral Scholars

Gregor Steinbruegge (gbs@stanford.edu) 

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Geophysics 

  • PhD, Geosciences, Technical University of Berlin
  • MS, Physics, Free University of Berlin
  • Planetary Interiors, Laser and Radar Geodesy

Graduate Students

Nicole Bienert
Nicole Bienert (bienert@stanford.edu)
NSF GRFP Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Penn State University
  • Multi-Static Radar Sounding

Anna Broome (abroome@stanford.edu)

NDSEG Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
  • Radiometrically Optimized Radar Sounding Systems

Riley Culberg (culberg@stanford.edu)

NDSEG Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering

  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • BS, Computer Science and Geospatial Information Science, West Point
  • Radar Sounding Analysis of Firn Processes and Climate Signatures 

Eliza Dawson (ejdawson@stanford.edu)

NSF GRFP Fellow, Department of Geophysics

  • BS, Atmospheric Science, University of Washington
  • Modeling and Radar Observation of Basal Thaw Processes

Mickey MacKie (mackie3@stanford.edu)

ARCS Fellow, Department of Geophysics 

  • BS, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard College
  • Using Data Science and Radar Sounding to Investigate Subglacial Geology 

Thomas Teisberg (teisberg@stanford.edu)

Graduate Student, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford 

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Autonomy and Optimality in Radar Sounding Observations

"Second Project", Visiting, and Co-Terminal Graduate Students

Olivia Flournoy

Co-Terminal Master's Student,Geophysics, Stanford University

  • Radar Sounder Data Analysis

Akua McLeod

Co-Terminal Master's Student, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

  • Geophysical Glaciology

Paul Summers

"Second Project" Graduate Student, Geophysics, Stanford University

  • Radar Sounder Data Analysis

Undergraduate Students

Martin Altenberg

Co-Terminal Master's Student,Electrical Engineering / CS, Stanford University

  • Radar System Development

Annabel Conger

Geophysics, Stanford University

  • Radar Sounder Data Analysis

Sara Davidova

Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

  • Radar Sounder Data Analysis

Michaela Murray

Computer Science, Stanford University

  • Radar System Development

Dustin Smith 

Earth Systems, Stanford University

  • Radar Sounder Data Analysis

JP Spaventa 

Geophysics, Stanford University

  • Radar System Development

Angelo Tarzona

Geophysics, Dickenson College

  • Geophysical Glaciology

Ha Tran

Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

  • Geophysical Glaciology

Iris Xia

Undeclared, Stanford University

  • Radar Sounder Data Analysis

Group Mascot

Nyquist

Cat

  • Signal Processing, Moral Center

Former Group Members, Students, and Mentees

Teaching, supervising, volunteering as a high school science coach, and participation in the national leadership of Science Olympiad have provided me with opportunities to mentor a diverse and exceptional group of young scientists, engineers, and thinkers. I am deeply proud of them and am honored to have been part of their education.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Winnie Chu (2017- 2020) 

Now: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology 

 

Tom Jordan (2017 - 2019) 

Now: Earth Observation Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

 

Elisa Mantelli (2017 - 2019) 

Now: Postdoctoral Scholar, Princeton University GFDL (Lecturer at the University of Tasmania Starting 2021)

 

Matthew Siegfried (2017 - 2018) 

Now: Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Davide Castelletti (2017 - 2018) 

Now: SAR Technical Product Manger, Capella Space


Graduate Students

Sean Peters (2016 - 2020) 

Now: Radar Engineer, MIT Licoln Lab (Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School Starting 2021)

 

Andrew Hilger (2016 - 2018) 

Now: Software Engineer, Zoox


SURGE Students

John Bessette (2019) 

  • SUNY Buffalo, Mechanical Engineering,
  • Now: Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering at MIT

Isabella Pena (2018) 

  • Fullerton College and UC Berkelely, Engineering Physics

Kathy Vega (2017) 

  • Fullerton College and CU Boulder, Engineering Physics
  • Now: Ball Aerospace and Shine On

"Second Project" Graduate Students

  • Alex Miltenberger, Geophysics, Stanford University, 2018 - 2019

  • Cansu Culha, Geophysics, Stanford University, 2016 - 2019

  • Cooper Elsworth, Geophysics, Stanford University, 2016 - 2019, Now: Applied Scientist, Descartes Labs

  • Roger Michaelides, Geophysics, Stanford University, 2016 - 2019, Now: Postdoctoral Scholar, Colorado School of Mines

  • Alexander Kendrick, Geophysics, Stanford University, 2016 - 2018

Visiting Graduate Students

  • Richard Delf, Universtiy of Edinburgh, 2018 - 2019, Now: Orbital Microsystems

  • Oliver Bartlet, University of Exeter, 2018 - 2019

  • Michael Cooper, University of Bristol, 2017 - 2018, Now: Postdoc at University of York

  • Corinne Benedek, University of Cambridge, 2017

  • Leonardo Carrer, University of Trento, 2016 - 2018, Now: Research Fellow at University of Trento

  • T.J. Young, University of Cambridge, 2016 - 2018, Now: Postdoc at Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge

  • Gregor Steinbruegge, Technical Univeristy of Berlin, 2015 - 2017, Now: Postdoc in Geophsyics at Stanford

  • Winnie Chu, Columbia University, 2015 – 2017, Now: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Davide Castelletti, University of Trento, 2014 – 2017, Now: SAR Technical Product Manger, Capella Space

Undergraduate Students

  • Connery Wood, Stanford University, 2019, Physics

  • Jasmine Jones, Stanford University, 2019, Electrical Engineering

  • Sydney Marler, Stanford University, 2018 - 2019, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Isabella Pena, Fullerton College and UC Berkelely, 2018 - 2019, Engineering Physics

  • Madison Goldberg, Harvard University, 2018 - 2019, Earth and Planetary Sciences

  • Andrew Pollack, Stanford University, 2019, Computer Science

  • Nikita Darbar, Stanford University, 2016 - 2018, Chemical Engineering, Now: Bain & Company

  • Theo Diamandis, Stanford University, 2016 - 2018, Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. Student in EE at MIT

  • Logan Herrera, Stanford University, 2016 - 2018, Electrical Engineering, Now: Red Leader Tech

  • Kai Marshland, Stanford University, 2017 - 2018, Electrical Engineering, Now: WindBorne Systems

  • Aria Tedjarati, Stanford University, 2016 - 2018, Electrical Engineering, Now: Joby Aviation

  • Thomas Teisberg, Stanford University, 2016 - 2018, Electrical Engineering, Now: Ph.D. Student in EE at Stanford

  • Meera Radhakrishnan, Stanford University, 2017 - 2018, Electrical Engineering

  • Katherine Vega, Fullerton College and CU Boulder, 2017 - 2018, Engineering Physics, Now: Ball Aerospace

  • Paige Brown, Stanford University, 2016 - 2017, Material Science and Engineering,  Now: WindBorne Systems

  • Joan Creus-Costa, Stanford University, 2016 - 2017, Electrical Engineering

  • Jake Hillard, Stanford University, 2016 - 2017, Electrical Engineering, Now: Red Leader Tech

  • Allen Hosler, Stanford University, 2016 - 2017, Electrical Engineering, Now: Oracle

  • Ryan Kirk, Stanford University, 2016 - 2017, Mechanical Engineering

  • Iskender Kushan, Stanford University, 2017, Electrical Engineering, Now: Microsoft

  • Sasha Maldonado, Stanford University, 2016 - 2017, Electrical Engineering, Now: Zipline

  • Kat McNeill, Stanford University, 2016 - 2017, Earth System 

  • Kirill Safin, Stanford University, 2016 - 2017, Electrical Engineering, Now: ABL Space Systems

  • Adam Stanford-Moore, Stanford University, 2017, Physics

  • Stephen Spears, Stanford University, 2017, Electrical Engineering, Now: Astranis

  • Valerie Sarge, MIT, Summer 2016, Electrical Engineering, Now: Nvidia

  • Youry Agylamov, California Institute of Technology, 2013 – 2016, Now: PhD. Student in Astronomy at Cornell University

  • Ben Ayton, University of Texas, 2013 – 2014, Now: Ph.D. Student in Aerospace Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Leo Breston, University of Illinois, Summer 2012, Now: PhD. Student in Neurosciences at UCSD

  • Harris Davidson, Olin College, Summer 2012, Mechanical Engineering

  • Arami Rosales, University of Texas, 2011 – 2014, Physics

  • Evelyn Powell, University of Texas, 2010 – 2014, Now: Ph.D. Student in Geophysics at Harvard University

  • Tad Komacek, University of Chicago, 2010 – 2013, Ph.D. Planetary Science, U. of Arizona, Now: Postdoc at U. Chicago

  • John DeSanto, University of Texas, 2008 – 2013, Ph.D. Geophysics, UCSD, Now: Posdtoc at U. of Washington

High School Students

  • Michelle Park, Solon, 2017 - present

  • Rebekah Albach, LASA, 2013 -  2016, B.S. Earth Science, Wellesley College

  • Claire Burch, Mira Loma, 2013 - 2016, B.S. Physics, Harvard University 

  • Neil Patil, LASA, 2012 - 2016, B.S. Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, Now: Helping Hands Community

  • Isaree Pitaktong, LASA, 2012 - 2016, B.S. Biomedical Engineering, John Hopkins University, Now: BioSwift

  • Zennie Wey, LASA, 2012 - 2016, B.S. Harvard University, Now: Amazon

  • Kelyn Wood, Mountain View 2016, Now: Studying Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University

  • Elena Arnold, LASA, 2012 – 2015, B.S. Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin, Now: Amazon

  • Cassidy Curra, LASA, 2012 – 2015, B.S. Enginsh and International Affairs, Lewis and Clark College

  • Sam Grayson, LASA, 2012 – 2015, B.S. Computer Science, UT Dallas, Now: PhD Student in Computer Science at UIUC

  • Blake Karwoski, LASA, 2012 – 2015, B.S. Mechanical Engineering,Texas A&M, Now: Graduate student in Robotics at U. Michigan

  • Nha Nguyen, LASA, 2012 – 2015, B.S. Physics and Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Now: PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at MIT

  • Dhruv Puri, LASA, 2013 – 2015, B.S. Biology, UC Berkeley, Now: World Health Organization

  • Evan Tey, LASA, 2012 – 2015, B.S. Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Lily Xu, LASA, 2013 – 2015, B.S. Biology, Harvard University, Now: Clearview Health Partners

  • Advaith Anand, LASA, 2012 – 2014, B.S. Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Now: Palantir

  • Ying Liu, LASA, 2012 – 2014, B.S. Computer Science, Cambridge University

  • Jessica Wang, LASA, 2012 – 2014, B.S. Computer Science, Harvard University, Now: Facebook

  • Yury Agylamov, LASA 2010 – 2013, B.S. Geophysics, CalTech, Now: PhD. Student in Astronomy at Cornell University

  • Miranda Donellan, LASA, 2011 – 2013,  B.A. International Studies at Cornell College

  • Arthur Lee, LASA, 2011 – 2013, B.S. Biology at the University of Texas, Austin, Now: PhD Student in History at Johns Hopkins

  • Tim Loose, LASA, 2011 – 2013, B.S. Chemistry, University of Texas, Now: PhD Student in Chemisty at the University of Chicago

  • Marci McClenon, LASA, 2011 – 2013, B.A Biology at Beloit College, Now: Company.com

  • Allan Sadun, LASA, 2010 – 2013, B.S.Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Now: LeafLabs

  • Leo Breston, LASA, 2010 - 2012, B.S. Physics, Illinois, Now: PhD. Student in Neurosciences at UCSD

  • Harris Davidson, LASA, 2010 - 2012,  BS. Olin College, Mechanical Engineering, Now: Wayfair

  • Calvin Ling, LASA, 2010 – 2012, B.S. Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Now: Prefix Capital

  • Mark Sands, LASA, 2009 – 2012, B.A. Economics, University of Chicago, Now: Susquehanna International Group

  • Christopher Wang, LASA, 2010 – 2012, B.S. Math and Economics, Columbia University

  • Daniel Wang, LASA, 2010 – 2012, B.S. Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Now: Law Student at Harvard

  • Max Zern, LASA, 2010 – 2012, B.S. Biology at Washington University in St. Louis

  • Victoria Cui, LASA, 2009 – 2011, B.S., Biology, Economics, Columbia University, M.S. WUSTL, Now: Georgetown Hospital

  • Jeffery Holzgrafe, LASA, 2009 – 2011, B.S., Olin College, Mashall Scholar at Cambridge, Now: Ph.D Student in Physics at Harvard

  • Chloe Ling, LASA, 2009 – 2011, B.S., Physics, California Insitute of Technology, Now: MIT Lincoln Lab

  • Angela Liu, LASA, 2009 – 2011, B.S., Biology, Yale University, Now: ClearView Healthcare Partners

  • Eliza McDonald, LASA, 2008 – 2010, B.S., Astrophysics, UC Berkeley

  • Rose Kent, LASA, 2008 – 2010, B.A., Biochemistry, Oregon, Now: W.R. Grace

  • Travis Owen, LASA, 2008 – 2010, B.A., Finance, New York University, Now: Capital Group

  • Arami Rosales, LASA, 2008 – 2011, B.S. Physics, University of Texas

  • Ryan Doubrava, LASA, 2008 – 2009, B.A., Classics, University of Texas at Austin

  • Jonathan Hillis, LASA, 2008 – 2009, B.A. Environmental Science, Carleton College, Now:  Instacart

  • Frasier Liljestrand, LASA, 2008 – 2009, B.S. Geology, Rice, Now: Ph.D. Student in Geochemistry at Harvard

  • Evelyn Powell, LASA, 2008 – 2009, B.S. Physics Texas, Now: Ph.D. Student in Geophysics at Harvard University

  • Andrew Vanderberg, LASA, 2008 – 2009, B.S. Physics, Berkeley, Ph.D. Astronomy, Harvard, Now: Assistant Professor U. Wisconsin